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Jennifer Bennett
Acting Chair, Visual Arts and Humanities Department
Email: jennifer.bennett@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7966

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Visual Arts and Humanities

The Grossmont College Visual Arts and Humanities Department with its new state-of-the-art Digital Arts building and Sculpture complex provides fundamental training that will enable students to pursue advanced work in art. The new complex includes classrooms and labs equipped for lessons in photography, digital arts, digital multimedia, sculpture and 3-D design. Photography students can access a digital photo lab with computers; and art students can choose from expanded offerings in digital drawing and painting, character design, and animation. Along with the digital and sculpture side of the arts are drawing, design, and painting instruction, ceramics, art history and art appreciation classes.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should check the catalog of the transfer school being considered. Assistance is available at the Counseling Center or from the Division of Communication and Fine Arts.

The major in art consists of 24 units. There is a 12 unit core curriculum which is required of all art majors. The remaining units will be taken in an area of emphasis and general education. 

Associate Degree of Art

The AA – Art degree offers an engaged approach towards artistic practice and critical discourse through a variety and breadth of studio arts and art history courses, including two- and three-dimensional design, ceramics, digital art, drawing and painting, photography and sculpture. In addition to the core requirements, students can further pursue an emphasis of studio practice specific to their area of interest, including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Painting as well as Sculpture/Public Art.

Students planning to transfer to SDSU or any other four-year institution should consult with a counselor as well as with the department faculty.

The Visual Arts and Humanities Department fosters appreciation of culture through intellectual and practical engagement with the visual arts and humanities. Its mission is to teach artistic and critical thinking skills and an understanding of culture and history for degree, transfer and career-seeing students. The department values excellence and empowerment through creative expression, community engagement, and respect for the diversity of culture and the human experience.

Career Opportunities

Advertising Manager*
Animator
Architect*
Art Therapist*
Ceramicist 
Concept Artist
Courtroom Artist
Curator*
Cartoonist+
Designer+
   Automotive
   Fashion
   Costume
   Floral
   Graphic
   Interior
   Background
   Set
Display Manager
Face Painter
Layout Artist
Make-up Artist
Muralist
Museum Technician
Painter/Sculptor
Photographer
Police Sketch Artist
Storyboard Artist
Tattoo Artist
Teacher/Professor*
Technical Illustrator

*Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
+Bachelor Degree normally recommended.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree/certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

1. Describe the important elements in the medium of art they are studying.
2. Interpret art in the medium they are studying.
3. Evaluate art in the medium they are studying.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN STUDIO ART FOR TRANSFER

(A.A.-T)

The Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer (A.A.-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB 1440. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the Statewide Academic Senate. A total of 24 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). Students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.

The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Arts in Studio Art for Transfer (A.A.-T) degree:
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
   (A)The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirement.
   (B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

The A.A.-T degree in Studio Art offers an engaged approach towards artistic practice and critical discourse through a variety and breadth of studio arts and art history courses, including two- and three-dimensional design, ceramics, digital art, drawing and painting, photography and sculpture.

The Visual Arts and Humanities Department fosters appreciation of culture through intellectual and practical engagement with the visual arts and humanities. Its mission is to teach artistic and critical thinking skills and an understanding of culture and history for degree, transfer and career-seeking students. The Department values excellence and empowerment through creative expression, community engagement, and respect for the diversity of culture and the human experience.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree/certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

1. Describe the important elements in the medium of art they are studying.
2. Interpret art in the medium they are studying.
3. Evaluate art in the medium they are studying.

Last Updated: 08/03/2018

Contact

Jennifer Bennett
Acting Chair, Visual Arts and Humanities Department
Email: jennifer.bennett@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 644-7966

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